1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
Noble RotNoble Rot

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,404 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,404
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 100
Gots: 160 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This saison-esque science project gets complexity and fermentable sugars from two unique wine grapes sourced with our friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser, Wash.

The first addition is unfermented juice, known as must, from viognier grapes that have been infected with a benevolent fungus called botrytis. This noble rot reduces the water content in the grapes while magnifying their sweetness and complexity. The second is pinot gris must intensified by a process called dropping fruit, where large clusters of grapes are clipped to amplify the quality of those left behind.

Noble Rot is brewed with pils and wheat malts and fermented with a distinct Belgian yeast strain. It has a spicy white wine body and a dry, tart finish.

(Beer added by: paulozanello on 02-20-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Noble Rot Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,404 | Reviews: 305 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bnes09
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straw color. Transparent. Weakish head. Several thin patches of lacing.

Funky yeast and white grape aroma.

Mild gain flavor. Sweet, yet semi tart white grape. Yeast and fungus adds a funky, tart note. Mild leafy hop.

Medium body like a dry sparkling white wine. Well carbonated with a dry finish. Somewhat grainy texture.

Love the innovation. Not something I would drink every day but good for a change.

Photo of jsh420
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Number3red
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of demosixt
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tsauce2
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of grahuba
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Domvan
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of sillyhed8
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of PJF12866
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of frlrv1020
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GRap
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of NORM4
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of yuenglingfan101
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my trusty pint glass. Nice clear looking beer reminds me of a moscato di asti and it tastes like a white grape wine. overall appearance is perfect and smells perfect tastes perfect and overall the perfect beer for a white wine lover cant say enough about this beer

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mecmd
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Drew88
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,404 ratings.